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And I wanted to DC now to an amazing young man Eric Chen.
Is his name he is the wind -- a -- 2013.
Google signs that would -- quite extraordinary project.
Designed to tackle.
The influenza -- epidemics that so many parts of the world have to deal with it seems like every -- first of all.
That that must mean pretty exciting to be -- not only is a winner in the seventeen to eighteen year old category.
But the grand prize winner as well.
Thank you it's pure talent tell us a bat that did that moment first double just told me about the emotion of -- finding out that you would one.
I would like actually really didn't expect to win and so it was there was of course the pleasant surprise to -- -- it was so wonderful and amazing feeling I'd like a million things going through my -- side.
I I really couldn't think there's much you -- got it over my head effort.
Not so did the yard the want you want -- trying to do here was at a pretty extraordinary thing for anybody to think about tackling.
Let alone somebody of your attendee does what what -- you want to look at this particular issue.
Well so I don't -- -- -- -- some of the first cases of 2009 it would and let's -- flu pandemic took place in the US.
It is that I haven't made the realization.
-- this but I admire a lot of people think also is is this vaccine every year are few days and bad.
I really realized that flu kills people I think -- -- a lot of people.
And those is that kind of been keeping track of the -- -- I've seen this situation I think it was the words get these new experience like.
They tried that 187 and nine quote to be cutting pandemic -- and -- could kill millions of people.
And and will -- ways we have of dealing with are also insufficient and not a really.
The urgency of the problem is what made me think oh we have all this new computer -- fingertips like yeah we use that to speed up -- -- -- so it in Newton in layman's terms as far as you possibly happen.
For somebody as dumb as me how do you explain exactly what you did and Walt -- -- this prize.
All right well so what I've done it -- -- it kind of combine computer schools with biological assays to speed up drug discovery of the new flu medicines.
So I -- was thirty years of by the computer modeling I was able to virtually green -- -- -- -- -- compounds and -- -- to the top.
137 that most likely to actually work.
And -- -- -- -- -- be tested and from that come up with a lot several truck -- with good potential to become real -- that it's.
So -- -- did the other I'm assuming that the pharmaceutical industry is beating a top -- dual.
Two help -- -- this now is that the case.
Well I'm I'm her I'm currently in contact with the rules -- companies about maybe developing these -- further because.
Are below what you get -- for example preclinical clinical studies to get very very expensive and that's where these big pharmaceuticals can be a huge help.
You've got to have a about a pretty proud family would you -- -- yeah I would think Garrett.
Yeah they are very very obvious but we -- -- for.
Well congratulations to say aides say -- a great story.
That they grand prize we know all of the 2013 Google science -- Eric -- you can go check out the website that Google science -- Dot com and learn a lot more about Eric's extraordinary recent -- -- thanks so much and congratulations again.